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Getting Started

A growing number of children are in need of foster care. Dangerous living conditions at home, financial problems and even the lingering results of natural disasters are just a few reasons why more and more boys and girls across the country need a safe place to live.

Take the first step toward being a hero for a child. For more information on how you can join Boys Town’s Foster Family ServicesSM team, complete the form below:

Basic requirements for becoming a Boys Town Foster Parent*:

  • 21 years old
  • Single or married
  • High school graduate
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Financially stable
  • Successful completion of the Boys Town Foster Family ServicesSM training program
  • Adequate space for a child
  • Ability to provide quality care and supervision
  • Agree not to use physical discipline

*Other state and local requirements may apply.

Foster Family Services Locations

402-498-3036 (Omaha)
308-381-4444 (Grand Island)
308-224-3338 (Kearney)



401-845-2250
800-847-2025 (Massachusetts)



850-575-6422



210-271-1010



301-577-1148




General Information